Perseverance quotes page 1
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more
common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a
proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and
determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press on" has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Sir Winston Churchill
If you want a quality, act as if you already have it. If you want to be courageous, act as if
you were - and as you act and persevere in acting, so you tend to become.
Norman Vincent Peale
Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what
happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack
of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
Persistence isn't very glamorous. If genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent
perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the 1 percent. We love its flash and dazzle.
But great power lies in the other 99 percent.
Victory belongs to the most persevering. The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second,
stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
Thomas A. Edison
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through
strength, but through persistence.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not.
It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way.
The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it
harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to
Necessity brings strength and perseverance.
Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would
climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.
What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock.
Boys, there ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life
commiserating that you got the raw deals. You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at
this and want it bad enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Persistence is a unique mental strength - a strength that is essential to combat the fierce
power of the repeated rejections and numerous other obstacles that sit in waiting and are all
part of winning in a fast-moving, ever-changing world.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What kind of people are benevolent? What kind of people are superior men? Confucius said:
"Resoluteness, persistence, simplicity and slowness to speak are close to benevolence."
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to
overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals,
goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through
the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel.
Tenacity and adversity are old foes.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Sir Winston Churchill
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are
paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your
life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People
who work sincerely are the happiest.